A wild weekend of basketball concluded Saturday night at Eastmont High School, where the Wildcats hosted the Wenatchee Panthers in a loser-out, winner-to-State contest. The game saw 12 lead-changes and 8-ties and came right down to the final seconds.
Eric Granstrom had the call here on the NCWLIFE Channel…
Smith finished with 9-points while teammates Trey Haberlock and Isaac Wellborn had 15 and 14 respectively. Garrett Long led Wenatchee with 21-points.
Eastmont is seeded 15th in the 4-A Tournament and will face #10 Olympia at Tumwater Saturday at 4 o’clock. Eastmont will have to win to advance to the Hardwood Classic in the Tacoma Dome. West Valley is a #6 seed and faces #3 Mt. Si Saturday. The Rams will advance to Tacoma win or lose.
Moses Lake girls captures District Title with 54-44 win over Sunnyside
The Moses Lake girls, despite a District Championship and 3-loss season, did not get a top 8 seed to the State Tournament…
As a result, they’ll face a loser-out Regional game Friday against #16 Decatur at Big Bend Community College at 4 o’clock. Sunnyside drew a 15-seed and will face Bellarmine Prep in the Regional Saturday.
Cashmere and Omak fight past crossover games to earn State berth
The Cashmere boys stayed alive to advance to State in a crossover win against Newport Saturday 47-31…
Nate Phillips led the Bulldogs with 13-points in the low-scoring affair. Cashmere earned a #2 seed and will advance to the State 2-A Tournament in the Sun Dome next week, no matter what happens Saturday. Their Regional game will be against #7 King’s Way Christian at Wenatchee High School at 4 o’clock.
Omak also advanced with a 67-62 in over Freeman Saturday and will face #1 Seattle Academy in Issaquah Saturday at 2.
Cashmere girls the #1 seed for State 1-A Tournament, face Nooksack Valley in Saturday’s Regional
Wenatchee High will also be the location for the Cashmere girls Regional game against Nooksack Valley Saturday…
The Bulldogs are the #1 seed heading into the Tournament and will advance to the Sun Dome no matter what. Their game against #8 Nooksack Valley tips at 6 o’clock Saturday night. Prior to that, #10 Okanogan faces #15 Meridian at 2 in a must-win game to advance.
Brewster boys and Waterville-Mansfield girls to play Regionals at Wenatchee High School
The Brewster boys beat Kittitas Saturday 84-70 and will be a #4 seed headed to State in 2-B basketball…
The Bear’s Regional game will be against #5 Life Christian Friday at Wenatchee High School at 6 o’clock. Brewster will advance to State regardless of Friday’s outcome.
The Waterville-Mansfield girls earned an 11-seed to the tournament following Saturday’s 52-33 loss to Tri-Cities Prep. The Shockers will face #14 Northwest Christian Saturday at Noon at Wenatchee High School in the Regional. They’ll have to win if they want to get to State B in Spokane next week.
Brewster beat Mabton 47-37 and earned a 13-seed and will face #12 Colfax Saturday at University High in Spokane at Noon.
Riverside Christian boys and girls move on to 1B Tournament
Riverside Christian beat Pateros Saturday 64-56 to win the District 6 1-B Championship…
They received a #4-seed for the Regionals and will face #5 Naselle Saturday at Eisenhower at 4 o’clock.
The Riverside Christian girls also advanced to the Regional Tournament with Saturday’s 52-47 win over Pateros. They’ll be a #16-seed in the tournament and face a must-win game Friday against #9 Clallam Bay at Mt. Tahoma at 6 o’clock to advance to the State 1-B Tournament. Moses Lake Christian is a 12th seed and will face #13 Tahola Saturday at 2.
2A Regionals and State draws set
In the 2A tournament…
Clarkston and Prosser both advanced with Saturday wins while Toppenish claimed the District Title with a win over Selah. The Vikings will play a Regional game Friday against Renton while Toppenish will advance to State no matter what happens with their Regional game with Clarkston Saturday.
The Ellensburg girls are District Champions after a 66-44 win over East Valley Saturday. They received a #2-seed to State and will face W.F. West Saturday at 2 o’clock. East Valley’s Regional game will be in Auburn Saturday against Renton.
Elwynn leads Wenatchee to 3rd place at State 4A Swim & Dive
The Wenatchee Panther boys swim team took 3rd in the State 4-A Tournament over the weekend at the Federal Way Aquatic Center…
Connor Elwyn was a State Champion in the 100-backstroke and also led the Wenatchee 200 medley relay team to a title along with Christian Cutter, Andreas Broxon and Ian Walsh.
Eastmont’s Evan Vandersluis took 3rd in the 100-breaststroke and broke a school record in doing so.
Three wrestlers from region earn State Championships
Three wrestlers from our region took State Championships at Mat Classic XXXII in the Tacoma Dome over the weekend…
Jonathan Tanguma led 5 Moses Lake wrestlers to place with a State Title at 113-pounds. Maximus Zamora and Cruz Vasquez placed 3rd with Hunter White 5th and Lerenz Thomas 8th.
Eastmont’s Adrian Vivanco and Max Prazer each took 5th while Wenatchee’s Jason Briley was 6th and Lucas Carranza 8th.
Cascade’s Hunter Reinhart was a State Champion at 285-pounds. Chelan’s Angel Mendoza took 8th.
Ephrata’s Mac Laird took the State Title at 195-pounds while teammate Kevin Pelayo placed 4th. Quincy’s Ruben Vargas took 2nd while the Jackrabbit’s Oswaldo Perez was 5th and Mykenzi Realme 8th.
Quincy’s Shannon Workinger led a contingent of three girls to place, finishing 2nd at 155-pounds. Moses Lake’s Bianca Johnson was 4th and Wenatchee’s Bella Andreini took 7th.
Wild drop pair in Penticton, finish 4th in Interior Division and will host playoffs
The Wenatchee Wild had its 7-game winning streak snapped Friday in Penticton, but will still have home-ice advantage in the first round of the playoffs…
Penticton beat the Wild Friday 4-1 with Owen Bohn scoring the loan goal for Wenatchee.
Saturday’s game looked like it would be all-Wenatchee with the Wild scoring three goals in the first period by Ethan Wolthers, Matt Dorsey and Drake Usher. It remained a 3-nil game until the third, when the Vees came storming back, scoring the game-tying goal with 43-seconds left to send it into overtime. Penticton scored the game-winner just over 2-minutes into the extra frame.
Salmon Arm then beat Merritt Sunday to give the Silverbacks the #3 seed in the Interior Division. Wenatchee slid to #4 and will host Vernon in the first of a best-of-seven series Saturday and Sunday. Both games at the Town Toyota Center begin at 7:05.
Here’s a look at the entire, 16-team playoff bracket for the battle for the Fred Page Cup. The Interior Division on the right of the screen will be re-seeded after the first round.